The baby food diet is becoming a cult favorite — and includes eating 14 jars of baby food a day. The jars accumulate to around 1,000 calories. The baby food acts as the first 2 meals of the day, and for dinner you switch to real, more substantial food.
People apparently pursue this diet to reduce their fat intake, because the baby food is made with fruits and veggies. It’s also easy for portion control since you don’t have to prep anything. Everything is fixed for you, and conveniently portioned — all you have to do is count how many jars you eat. It’s also easy to grab if you’re on the go.
However, replacing meals with baby food could cause nutritional imbalances — just because the food is good for babies, doesn’t mean it provides everything adults need.
It also might be hard to stick with the diet, because it’s difficult to sustain and incorporate into your lifestyle long-term. It hasn’t been scientifically tested either — so make sure to do your research and talk to your doctor before going ahead and trying it out. Eating mashed carrots and peas may help you lose weight — but it may not be the best long-term solution.